Everything has a price. Like every American family, our family runs a constant cost/benefit analysis on our lives. There are the small decisions: is it worth the time to drive to Target for the cheaper diapers? Or should I just get the pricier ones at the grocery store? And there are the bigger ones: like, should I live in the suburbs and pay lower taxes but more for car expenses and gas? Or flip that decision?
This strategy will not work, at least not in California, where lawyers give teachers instructions on how to keep gender lessons secret and lie to parents when they ask about it.
Read this article and the other articles in the stack:
Lawyers Train School Districts How to Deceive Parents
Teachers should be well educated in developmental psychology, instead of the social justice. Great piece. Thank you for writing it.
The teachers totally understand the difference, but having given an inch on inclusion and being nice and saying they are accepting of trans rights before social contagion turned that into something most of us didn't foresee... they can't walk it back. They don't dare speak up. After years of hurling accusations of racism and homophobia and transphobia at other people, liberals don't dare risk having those terms used against us.
I believe we have hoisted ourselves on our own petard.
I don't know if kids anywhere are immune to this. We're at a very average suburban public school in a solidly purple area, and it's rampant here. I think it might be somewhat worse in a private, non-religious school - but kids from all walks of life are jumping on this train.
Here in CA, the majority of public school teachers are graduates of the CalState system. And the majority of incoming first year students qualify for remedial math and English, so the system scrapped those classes.
The truth is that "well-trained" critical thinkers are also vulnerable. Including the philosophers, ethicists, religious scholars, lawyers, developmental psychologists, endocrinologists, and pediatricians. I think it might have more to do with courage and authenticity; whether you have a more internal or external locus of control. The highly intelligent are actually considered more able to weave a coherent story around the belief.
Regardless, this was an exceptionally written piece that highlights the importance of "freedom from religion" and that this doesn't belong in the classroom. That said, I do believe the classroom is where our culture gets indoctrinated. If this is to be part of the culture, it makes sense for it to be in schools. Recognizing it as the "religion" it is may be the only way to get it out of the classroom.
What is Exulansic?
Thank you so much for the inside look at private schools. No school in America is evidently safe. Due diligence is needed in preschool to college for every child. I pray for every child in America and around the world to have a caring parent such as you are. Thank you for the guidelines laid out for us, standing up is what is so desperately needed for our young ones to survive this horrible situation. My heart aches for all children and families during this unprecedented attack on their very sanity and safety.
God, please help us all.
For scientific, religious, and social reasons, I do not believe that you can change your sex, and I do not want my children to be taught “gender identity”, the belief that you have a gendered soul, and that your gender soul feelings trump your biology. How is your school protecting my family’s religious beliefs and our right to be free from compelled speech?”
I liked that sentence.
But JAzz Jennings? Surely everyone knows the fraud that Exulansic has brought to light.
That’s some darned fine writing, with just the kind of confidence and humorous touch that this ridiculous fight needs.
So well written, thank you. I will be giving a copy to my public hs school principal, who agrees and supports me as a hs teacher not using pronouns.
Thank you so much. So true.
I totally agree
Another excellent post. Private schools are not automatically a “safe space” for critical thinking! I’m not sure what our constitution defines as a religion, if it does define it at all, but other posts here have done a good job proving that the trans cult IS a cult. Remember that “cult” or cultus is Latin for “worship”. Also basis of word culture.
My daughters went to a school which teaches in the classical philosophy that was the major model of education from the Greeks of antiquity through the 1800s in the West (for those who could afford it). They went through the three major stages of classical education: Grammar stage (k-5th/6th), logic or dialectic stage (7th-10th), and rhetoric stage (10th-12th). This corresponds perfectly to brain development in most kids. It was also a religious school and all four of them emerged with an ability to think logically and communicate respectfully and clearly. They emerged with much more than that as well. The school has been able to keep tuition below 8k a year, partly because we live in a very affordable area. Or used to at least. And so I’ve always been proud of the fact that it’s not just wealthy parents who send their kids there. But those who do choose home or private school are paying for both private and public education, which many people can’t afford to do and is always a sacrifice even if you can afford it.
I’m wondering if charter schools (public schools started and controlled by parents who form a charter together) have had as many issues with trans indoctrination? My guess is that they are more focused on real learning and not activism. So that might be an option for some folks if your state has Charter schools. My state, WA, just recently allowed them and they are quite new here. Also they have a lot of restrictions it seems and difficulty getting funding. Power and tax money not gladly shared with little peon parents I guess!
The cost benefit analysis must ALWAYS tip in favor of the Best Interest of the Child. Private schools, Catholic schools etc are captured too. If you aren't willing to die on the hill that protects children, are you willing to die on any hill?
I am glad someone is writing on private schools. I get so frustrated when people say to just put children into private school to avoid this because it’s not at all true. Most private schools are just as much, if not more, into this. Religious schools will often affirm or on the other extreme they may say they won’t take a gender questioning child. Also, a parent doesn’t have the rights to challenge the curriculum in a private school the way they do in a public school. If you don’t like the curriculum, you will be asked to go somewhere else. And even if a private school does not have an official curriculum on this, individual teachers who personally believe this can and do create problems with students
This is outstanding advice for U.S.-based readers because of the constitution, although it may be more powerful when dealing with public (government) vs. private schools. (Possibly Canada too, although I don't think religious liberty is quite as protected there by Charter rights, but I'm happy to be corrected on this.) Consider too that the Roberts (U.S. Supreme) court, with its increasing majority of very conservative justices, has signaled for years that they're very sympathetic to religious liberty cases.
The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution also protects our rights NOT to believe, or to have government impose religious beliefs. If there are any attorneys or Con Law scholars out there, I'd be curious to hear from you on this and to be corrected on anything I've written here that's wrong or incomplete.